New practice opens to treat spine conditions

Dr. Daniel Kline

A new specialty practice has opened to treat spine conditions in Winchester using image-guided, non-surgical procedures.

Valley Health Interventional Spine has opened under Daniel Kline, director of the practice and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Kline said his practice has been open for the last three months and has received a great response from his patients.

“It has been a really good response,” he said, “and starting out strong.”

Kline said he treats all forms of conditions stemming from the spine, such as neck and back pain, as well as pain in the arms and legs due to a painful nerve root.

“Our mission is to improve pain and function for those who have painful spine conditions, and the way we do it is we provide a compassionate evaluation and we apply a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to both the diagnosis and the treatment,” he said.

“I think it’s really going to be complementary to what is out there in the community and for those patients that have painful spine conditions that may have not responded to therapy or treatments or for patients that have not yet had those conditions evaluated,” he added.

He said that by using minimally invasive procedures, the use of opiates can be avoided. His practice doesn’t use opiate-based medications.

“Ultimately we think that allows us to achieve pain relief but without some of the downsides of the opiate medications,” he added.

He said there are other pain treatment centers in the area, but his focus on the spine sets him apart from others.

“It makes us a little more distinctive and adds value to the community,” he added.

His staff includes himself, a radiology technician, practice manager, nurse and several medical assistants.

Kline is a native of Edinburg and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City.

Kline said he returned to Shenandoah Valley to practice with Valley Medical Rehabilitation at Winchester Rehabilitation in 2013. He left in 2015 to pursue a fellowship at Virginia iSpine Physicians Interventional Spine Care in Richmond.

Kline returned to the area 15 months later to become director of the new Interventional Spine Program at Valley Health.

Valley Health Interventional Spine is located at 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 720 in Winchester. The phone number is 540-536-5121. The website is http://tiny.cc/2x5phy

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com